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Investment firm staff decorate Thames Reach hostels
Generous staff from investment firm Aspect Capital recently spent the day putting up Christmas decorations in Thames Reachs Shroton Street and Stafford House hostels.
Thames Reach issues begging warning
Thames Reach has issued a warning to the public about the links between begging and hard drugs in the run-up to Christmas.
Millwall Football Club back Thames Reach appeal
Top London football club Millwall is backing homelessness charity Thames Reach's blanket appeal as the cold weather threatens the lives of rough sleepers.
Formerly homeless Londoner scoops Local Hero award
A former rough sleeper and Londoner has won the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Local Hero award for his work in helping other homeless people get their lives back on track.
Homelessness charity Thames Reach has welcomed the government's move to increase the tax on super-strength beers.
On the run for London's homeless
Super-fit running enthusiast Giulia Farolfi, who works for Thames Reach corporate partners Prime Development, recently ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon in aid of Thames Reach.
Thames Reach super-strength campaign featured in The Sun
The Sun newspaper has covered Thames Reachs super-strength campaign, running a page four article highlighting the dangers posed by super-strength drinks.
Employment Academy for Londons homeless
Homeless Londoners and the long-term unemployed in the boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth are set to benefit from the new £6m Thames Reach Employment academy opening up next year.
Vulnerable tenants targeted by drug gang 'cuckoos'
The Observer newspaper recently highlighted the disturbing trend of criminal gangs targeting vulnerable individuals by befriending them before taking over their homes to deal crack cocaine.
Britain's Most Disgusting Drinks
On Thursday night (September 16), Britains Most Disgusting Drinks is being aired on BBC 3 at 9pm and it will include a section looking at super-strength lagers.
A dying shame
The Big Issue magazine threw its weight this week behind the Thames Reach campaign calling on the government to increase tax on super-strength drinks and for the drinks industry to act responsibly.
Homeless migrants facing destitution
Thames Reach has warned that impoverished rough sleepers from Central and Eastern Europe living on Londons streets have been found eating rats and drinking lethal alcoholic hand wash stolen from hospitals.
Run for Thames Reach 2010
Keen athletes now have the chance to run a half marathon through Londons historic parkland in aid of Thames Reach.
`Routes Home for Central and Eastern European homeless
Homelessness charity Thames Reach has teamed up with the Mayor of London to produce an online guide for services that want to help Central and Eastern Europeans sleeping rough on the capitals streets.
Thames Reach calls for public to help terminally ill former rough sleeper Derrick Riddell
Homelessness charity Thames Reach is calling on the public to help terminally ill former rough sleeper Derrick Riddell get the urgent medical treatment he needs to spend the last few weeks of his life with his family back in his native Jamaica.
Thames Reachs painting and decorating scheme highly commended
Thames Reachs Moving In Moving on (MIMO) painting and decorating training scheme for formerly homeless people has been highly commended in the prestigious Charity Awards 2010.
Super strength drink taxation and the budget
Thames Reach Chief Executive Jeremy Swain has written to the Chancellor calling on him to raise the taxation on dangerous super-strength lagers and ciders in next weeks budget.
Thames Reach chairman and black community role model Ken Olisa awarded OBE
Thames Reach chairman Ken Olisa has been awarded an OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List for his work in tackling homelessness in London.
Youngster goes the extra mile in aid of London's homeless
A ten-year-old girl has run a 5km race to raise money for Londons homeless.
Campaigners back super-strength cider tax increase but call for similar measures on super-strength lager
Homelessness charity Thames Reach which has been leading the campaign for an increase in taxation on super-strength drinks, has welcomed the Chancellors plans to increase the tax on super-strength ciders and called on Alastair Darling to introduce similar measures on super-strength lager.
Joanna Lumley to back fab ad homelessness campaign
Renowned actress Joanna Lumley will be donning workmans overalls and going aloft in a cherry picker crane to hand-paint an advertising billboard promoting a Thames Reach campaign to raise money for the capitals homeless.
Super-fit Business in the Community Programme Manager Darren Coulby will be running the Reading half-marathon this month in aid of Thames Reach.
Charity chairman scoops award
Thames Reach Chairman Ken Olisa has been shortlisted in the not-for-profit category of the prestigious KBC Peel Hunt non-executive director of the year awards, sponsored by The Sunday Times.
Rough sleepers helped off the streets as cold weather bites
Thames Reachs outreach teams have helped over 250 rough sleepers off the streets of the capital since the arctic weather began in December.
Pie and mash raises cash?
Premiere pie makers Battersea Pie Station have very generously offered to donate 20% of the profits generated from their new minced beef and onion pie to Thames Reach.
Thames Reach responds to severe weather conditions
Thames Reach is responding to the current severe weather conditions in London, with its London Street Rescue service working to get rough sleepers off the streets and into emergency accommodation as quickly as possible.
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